Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) - Bangladesh, 2020-2025

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Strategically located in South Asia, Bangladesh is a key Indo-Pacific partner with huge development potential. In recent decades, it has experienced consistent economic growth, made impressive gains in educational attainment and health, and hosted a vibrant civil society. Bangladesh also faces formidable challenges. The country’s journey to self-reliance is impeded by vulnerable topography, exclusionary practices that prevent many Bangladeshis from participating fully in the country’s economic and civic life, and pervasive corruption. Hosting the world’s largest refugee population also brings unique challenges to this already overpopulated country. The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) 2020 to 2025 Bangladesh Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) acknowledges Bangladesh’s challenges and leverages its assets. Accordingly, the Goal of this CDCS is that Bangladesh is committed to democratic principles and inclusive growth with an increasing capacity to economically diversify, address inequality, and become a resilient Indo-Pacific partner.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:15am

Last updated: April 20, 2021